TOUGHER CRITERIA FOR SECURITY ENTOURAGE
The alterations and supplements to the law on security services will boost the professionalism of the private security agencies in Macedonia.
This was the keynote of the international conference on private security, taking place in Ohrid. The event was organized by the Chamber of Security Services and the Ministry of Interior. The new law also foresees tougher criteria for the agencies conducting security services.
Marinko Kostovski, the head of Interior Ministry's Commission on Supervision of Private Security Agencies, said the new law will enter in effect this month. A four-member board, set up by the interior minister, will oversee the work of the Chamber and the agencies, including their staff.
"If an agency is found to be in violation of legal authorizations, its work license can be terminated," Kostovski said. The Ohrid conference brought together representatives of some 50 private security agencies operating in Macedonia, as well as experts and guests from Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Kosovo.